Movies have a way of inspiring us to do all kinds of things, and that includes traveling. From the inspiring plots to the talented actors, some films tap into our psyche in a way that can make us realize we should be seeing other countries as well. Here are a few movies that may spark a fire in you to leave your home and travel the world.
Into the Wild
Based on the Jon Krakauer novel which was based on a true story, Into the Wild tells the story of Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch), who upon graduating high school learns about the importance of connecting to nature and withdrawing from the corporate drones of modern society.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
This movie is based on a book of the same name, and it centers around the titular Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller), a mild-mannered office worker going through a mid-life crisis. We watch him as he goes through a major breakthrough, deciding to turn his life upside down and see the world in the process.
The Lord of the Rings
Although the Lord of the Rings is a fantasy film (based on the epic J.R.R. Tolkien novel), the amount of hiking in this film is through the rooftop. If the picturesque rolling mountain views of Middle Earth don’t inspire you to leave your house, the various quirky characters will.